This report shows the number of times content items under your selected SharePoint site were viewed during a specific time period. Each view of the same content item by the same visitor is counted as an independent page view. The information in this report is useful in determining your website's overall popularity. Knowing the most popular content for your SharePoint portal can help you optimize your navigation and content.

This report also includes a geographic map of where on Earth users view your site from.


Page View Report


  • CardioLog records a page view every time a page is loaded into a web browser and the JavaScript code on that page is executed. This includes the first visit to the web site, any page refreshes, and any reloads of the page from a cache.
  • If a visitor turns off JavaScript in their browser, then CardioLog will not record their visits.
  • If a visitor turns off cookies, then CardioLog will still record their visits, but may record the same visitor as multiple Unique Users.
  • The Map widget is based on GEO location (the public visitor IP), and can only be used for public websites. It cannot be used for intranet portals, even if the user accesses the site from outside the network through a proxy or VPN.

Available Report Widgets

Meter, Chart, Table, Map

Chart Widget

The Page Views chart widget allows customization of the pages that you would like to include. Additionally, you may also compare a page collection to a previous period.

  1. In the widget preferences, under Group By, select or deselect the radio boxes next to All Pages and/or Homepage.
  2. Enable the radio boxes next  to All Pages and/or Homepage and select the previous period you like to compare to the current period. The default is 30 Days ago

    Choose Parallel Period dialogue
  3. Select a number from the drop to choose the order in which they will appear.
  4. Click Preview if you would like to make sure you have made the selections as intended.
  5. Click Save to confirm your changes.

    Page Views Group By Preferences

Table Widget

The Page Views table widget contains the following columns:

  • Title - The page title or URL
  • Views - The number of times the page or document was viewed.
  • Unique Users - The number of individual visitors as identified by login information, a unique anonymous cookie, or IP address.
  • Duration - The average time spent by visitors on a SharePoint site during a visit session
  • Exit Rate - The percentage of times a specific SharePoint page was the last page in a visit to the web site.

Further options available in the "Advanced" tab within the table widget preferences:

    • Number of rows - Choose a limit for the total number of rows, which will be displayed in pages of 10 items
    • Minimum value - Display results with a number of page views greater than or equal to a specific value. By setting the value to zero, pages that were not viewed at all within the selected time period will be included.
    • Sort Order - Choose between Ascending or Descending to have columns start with the lowest value or highest value by default. You may also click any column to alternate between options when viewing the widget.
    • Show aggregated values for child items - Enabling this option allows all values to include any items below the listed page in the tree structure. Disabling this will show values exclusively for the listed item.

    • Show first level child items only - Enabling this option shows only aggregated values for any items immediately below the listed page. Subsequent items will not be included in calculating any values.
    • Compare to Past Period - Compare the current display period to the last relevant period to determine the percent change. (ie., If the time period selected is "This Month" the widget will compare the current data to "Last Month"


Page Views Table Widget Advanced Settings

Meta Data Options: If Meta Data collection has been enabled for your CardioLog site collection, you may choose to add additional metadata filters to the Page Views by Type table widget. 

  1. Click the gear icon in the top right hand corner of the table widget and click Edit to access the widget preferences.
  2. Under Filter preferences, select Customize from the Metadata Columns drop down menu.
  3. In the dialogue presented, enter the column type you would like to add. Typical options that your administrator might define are:
    1. Page ID 
    2. URL 
    3. Title
    4. Content type 
    5. Template 
    6. Owner 
    7. Editor
    8. Date created 
    9. Date updated
    10. Size 
    Additional meta data fields can be imported into CardioLog manually by an administrator. For example, the publish date for news articles, or task statuses.
  4. Select the condition you would like to filter your metadata by from the drop down menu.
  5. Enter a relevant value in the text box for you selection (ie., Username, date, file extension).
  6. Click OK to confirm your choice.
    Select Metadata Columns Dialogue Window
  7. Click on the Appearance tab in the widget preferences.
  8. Select the Metadata columns you would like to appear in the widget. If you have created multiple metadata column types, you may view any or all available.

Map Widget

This report provides a world map representing page views by country. Countries are color coded, with darker colors representing higher values. The key in the bottom right corner of the widget displays the highest value for any country shown. Mouse over a country to display the number of page views. CardioLog Analytics uses internal and third-party data to derive visitors' geographic locations from their IP addresses. Use the tools on the left side of the widget to zoom in and out of the map, and to navigate around the map.

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